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Bottle recycling pays off for soccer teams

In a close contest that saw several teams earn rewards for their recycling efforts, the Girls Under 13 Red Team from the California Odyssey Soccer Club is the winner of the first-ever Recycle. Goal. Central Valley recycling contest, which challenged local youth soccer teams to collect and recycle materials.

The winners recycled almost 1,970 lbs. of materials, including more than 300 lbs. of plastics, to win the competition. Overall, the participants collected and recycled more than 4,280 lbs. of materials, including nearly 1,500 lbs. of plastic.
The Central Valley contest is an extension of the successful Recycle. Goal. competition that started in Southern California three years ago.

All qualifying teams earned $250 to go toward future tournament fees. The winning team will attend a Fuego game at Chukchansi Park and enjoy free food in a luxury suite at the field as a reward.